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Revenue Scotland begins collecting taxes from today

The first new national Scottish taxes introduced by a Scottish parliament in more than 300 years are being collected from today.

Published 1 April 2015

Mike Dailly appointed non-executive director of consumer financial organisation board

The Money Advice Service has announced the appointment of four new non-executive directors to their board including solicitor Mike Dailly, director of the Govan Law Centre in Glasgow.

Published 1 April 2015

Blog: combating cyber crime

It’s a sad fact that as technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so do the techniques employed by criminals to commit fraudulent activity. Here, Paul McCluskey, head of professional practices at Bank of Scotland, examines different methods employed by fraudsters, and how best to combat them.

Published 1 April 2015

Crimes against Scotland’s birds of prey down 17 per cent

The number of recorded bird of prey crimes in Scotland has decreased from 23 in 2013 to 19 in 2014, according to the latest bird of prey crime maps.

Published 1 April 2015

England: judge rules footballer should be named in 'kiss-and-tell' story after overturning anonymity order

An English Premier League footballer who was granted a gagging order against a woman selling a “kiss-and-tell” story to The Sun has had an application to maintain his anonymity rejected by a judge at the High Court in London.

Published 1 April 2015

Faculty-sponsored event to look at asylum legislation

A vital piece of asylum legislation will be highlighted at a major Faculty of Advocates-sponsored event, as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Scottish Refugee Council.

Published 1 April 2015

Property development company sues Scots legal firm for £2.7m over ‘negligence’

A property development company which claimed that its lawyers were in “breach of contract” has been awarded more than £2.7 million.

Published 1 April 2015

Lindsays licensing expert promoted to partner

Lindsays has promoted Caroline Loudon, head of the firm’s licensing and gambling team, to partner.

Published 1 April 2015

Police Scotland must save £11m in coming financial year warns finance chief

Police Scotland will need to find £11 million in funding to break even in the coming financial year its finance chief has warned.

Published 31 March 2015

SLCC releases guide for the public on family law

Complaints arising from family law transactions account for one in five of all complaints made in Scotland about solicitors.

Published 31 March 2015

HMICS report proposes statutory code for stop and search   

A police watchdog has said there is “merit” in considering a statutory code of practice for Police Scotland’s stop and search policy after it expressed a lack of confidence in the single force’s recorded figures.

Published 31 March 2015

Legal figures call current lack of guidance on assisted suicide ‘shameful’

A number of legal figures have called for clarity on how anyone who assists a loved one to die will be dealt with by the law, calling the current situation “shameful”.

Published 31 March 2015

Figures show overall decrease in reconvictions but increase for older age groups

Reconviction statistics published today by Scotland’s chief statistician indicate that during the past decade there has been a decrease in the proportion of offenders being reconvicted, and a decrease in the number of times that offenders are reconvicted.

Published 31 March 2015